The problem: What to do with kids who need extended time and readers on exams but do not have a resource room on their programs
The plan: Have the teacher drop the exam in a box in the library. Assign a teacher to the library every period so a reader will always be available. Tell the kids to go to the library to get the extra help and time.
The result: The plan is not working. The kids do not show up.
My take on why this happens:
1. Kids who need readers are too embarrassed to ask for the help, particularly if the help is coming from someone they do not know and it is more likely than not that they won't know the teacher doing the reading.
2. All kids, especially kids with learning disabilities need direction. They will not go seek out this help unless they are lead there. Over and over again, I see kids not wanting the help they are entitled to even when they are in their own comfort zone.
The librarian said no one ever comes for the extra help. A solution on paper that is not working is not a solution at all. The plan needs work, major work.